Holidays are organised by volunteers, backed by a professional and experienced holiday company.

The holidays are announced in the Winter newsletter and an application form is included which must be submitted by a specified closing date.  Places will be allocated according to a tried and trusted scheme that aims to provide a fair allocation of places to members.  Specifically places are not allocated on a response date basis; no allocation takes place until after the closing date.  Where more members have applied for a holiday than places are available, a waiting list will be maintained by the holiday organiser.

Some holidays may not be full, but still full enough to run, so it is possible that places may still be available after the closing date, particularly if you can be flexible regarding room type.  To check, look at the Latest News page and then contact the holiday organiser.

If you are already booked on a holiday, or are on a waiting list, and need to cancel please contact the holiday organiser as soon as possible; an escalating set of charges are applied to cancellations if it is not possible to reallocate your place.



Sunday 7th June 2020 to Saturday 13th June 2020

We will be staying at the Cairndale Hotel and Leisure Club ***.  Possible places of interest we may visit are the Devils Porridge Museum, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Dumfries House, Logan Botanic Gardens and Kirkcudbright.


Sunday 19th July to Friday 24th July 2020

We will be staying at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa ****; this is located in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside Colchester.  Possible places we may visit are: Helmingham Hall, Sutton Hoo, Kentwell Hall, Beth Chatto Gardens and House on the Hill Toy Museum.


Sunday 13th September 2020 to Saturday 19th September 2020

We will be staying at the Rendezvous Hotel ***; this is alongside the famous Leeds Liverpool Canal, less than a mile from the centre of the market town of Skipton.

Possible places we may visit are: Castle Howard, Saltaire, RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Harrogate, Eden Camp and York.



Tuesday 13th October 2020 to Friday 16th October 2020

A short break to enjoy the autumn colours along the Wye Valley and in the adjoining Royal Forest of Dean.  We will be staying at Bell's Hotel and Country Club***, Coleford.  Possible places we may visit are: Caldicot Castle, Tintern Abbey.  Also a cruise up the Wye River gorge with a cream tea and a guided tour of the Forest of Dean.

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